NVAL 2020 Regional Juried Photography Show Prospectus – Updated 2021

New Exhibit Dates:  September 1 – October 2, 2021

NVAL Carter House Gallery, 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA 96003

Regional Show Framing Program —  $15 to rent one of NVAL’s frames and have NVAL frame your work.  Click Here for Details!


            First Place                                    $500

            Second Place                               $250

            Third Place                                   $100

            3 Merit Awards, Each                 $50

            6 Honorable Mentions 

Only juror-accepted work that is submitted for gallery exhibit will be eligible for awards.


Shipped Work & Work to be Framed by NVAL Due Wed. – Fri., August 11 – 13 &
Wed. – Fri., August 18 – 20
Hand-Delivered Work due Wed. – Sat., August 25 – 28
Show Opens Wednesday, September 1
Reception and Awards Friday, Sep. 3,  5 -8 p.m.
Pick up Unsold Work Saturday, Oct. 2, after 2 p.m.
Special arrangements can be made if you need to deliver your work before the dates above or if you are unable to pick up any unsold work on the specified day.  Please contact show chair.


Our purpose is to professionally exhibit your unique artwork in our gallery for patrons to view, appreciate and purchase.  Approximately 80 images will be exhibited at our spacious Carter House Gallery and also on the NVAL website.   The gallery is located in Caldwell Park, 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA 96003. 

The North Valley Art League is a non-profit, all volunteer organization.  Your entry fees cover the prize money and other expenses of running the photography show.  Any remaining monies help fund the operating expenses of the NVAL Carter House Gallery so that we can continue our goal of furthering the visual arts in the Northern California region. 


NVAL is pleased to have Jon McCallum as our juror for this show. 

Jon Lynn McCallum is an artist based in Northern California, having studied art at College of the Redwoods, Humboldt State University, and California State University, Chico, where he achieved an MFA degree in Fine Art Photography. Since his education, McCallum has been teaching at Shasta College in Redding, CA, with courses including graphic design, digital art, and art history.

Highlights of his artistic history include attending workshops led by Holly Roberts, Dan Estabrook, and John Sexton, having some of his images chosen for exhibition by the renowned alternative-process photographer Christopher James, and exhibiting artworks at JayJay Gallery in Sacramento, CA. 

Much of his photography has featured a human figure covered by a sheet as a way of denying the camera’s (and our culture’s) insistence on outward appearances. With the figure “taking cover” through various scenes, attention to the internal, intangible stuff of human being is emphasized. McCallum has long been thankful for art’s ability to get under the surface of things and affirm the human spirit, even though, ironically, art itself is a kind of surface.


$15 to rent one of NVAL’s frames and have NVAL frame your work.

            Click Here for Framing Program Details


All accepted images submitted for exhibition must be printed and framed either professionally or in a professional manner.  Simple dark framing with white or off-white matting is recommended.  Works must be delivered ready to hang.   Maximum frame dimension is 40” and maximum weight is 12 pounds.   NVAL hangs with cable hooks, so please use only frame hangers, D-rings or split rings for your hanging hardware. 

If framed work does not substantially meet the appearance of the JPEG entry, or if the print quality, matting or framing are not suitable quality for gallery presentation, the NVAL may ask the artist to replace whichever element is not suitable.   If the artist is unwilling to meet these standards, the NVAL reserves the right to replace the entry with another work selected by the juror.


North Valley Art League
Carter House Gallery
48 Quartz Hill Road
Redding, CA  96003


There will be a 20 percent commission charged by the gallery on any piece that is sold.  California sales tax will be collected.

Entrants retain copyright of all their submitted images, subject to the NVAL Use Rights listed below.


By submitting photographs for judging, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant the North Valley Art League the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition, marketing the North Valley Art League’s programs and subsequent display on the NVAL website gallery exhibits.  Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from NVAL.  Artist’s recognition is provided with any use by NVAL.


Artists are solely responsible for the cost, care, protection, and insurance of their work during shipment to and from the Carter House Gallery.  For exhibited work, the North Valley Art League’s responsibility and liability for any damage or loss for whatever reason will be limited to the cost of printing and framing of the particular piece.  Every care will be taken to secure the safety of all exhibited works of art.


North Valley Art League
Carter House Gallery
48 Quartz Hill Road
Redding, CA  96003


Email regionalphotoshow@sbcglobal.net or call show chairperson, Bonnie Lampley, 530-604-3380 (please leave a message).